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FARGO — A Fargo man who was unscathed after a double-fatal collision on a South Dakota highway in 2009 was killed over the weekend in a motorcycle crash while headed to the Daytona 500 NASCAR race. Nicholas James Helgeson, 29, had a passion for motorcycles, and taking the trip to Daytona was "a dream come true," his obituary said. He was riding with his stepfather from Cape Coral, Fla., to Daytona on Saturday, Feb. 25, when the crashed happened. On a two-lane highway, an oncoming driver veered into Helgeson's lane and struck him head-on, his obituary said.
Forum sports writer Chris Murphy will be live blogging from the Minnesota high school state wrestling tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul Friday and Saturday. Check out his live blog here.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation should delay requiring permits to mow hay along state highways, state senators decided Thursday, March 2, They voted 47-20 to force the department to wait a year to enforce its plan to make farmers obtain a permit before cutting grass in ditches. Instead, the bill requires the department to work with farmers to find a more acceptable way to regulate mowing. "Some do not understand the permits," bill sponsor Sen. Gary Dahms, R-Redwood Falls, said about farmers.
AVON, Minn. -- A 53-year-old Avon man was killed when authorities said he jumped onto Interstate 94 and was struck by a semi truck Wednesday morning, March 1, near Avon, the Minnesota State Patrol said. The man, later identified as Lloyd Stuart Parker, walked from his parked 2015 Hyundai on County Road 9 and jumped from the overpass and into eastbound traffic shortly before 8 a.m., patrol said.
The beginning to the match started as most wrestling matches do -- with a handshake. Both wrestlers in Pennsylvania took their starting poses, but then the 4-year-old boy -- the opponent of a older girl, who is 5 -- took off running. The girl was in hot pursuit, but as she completed the first lap, she raised her arms -- most likely to her coach -- like "What am I supposed to do?" Eventually, the referee blew the whistle and the wrestlers began wrestling -- at least until the little boy made his escape and made a run for it once again.
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- United Airlines will begin service June 8 out the Rochester International Airport. The airline will operate three daily flights to and from its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. “This service will provide 150 new departing seats per day, which is a capacity increase of 35 percent for our community” said John Reed, Rochester International’s executive director.
WILLMAR, Minn. – An 8-month-old child was found safe over the weekend after law enforcement received a call about a possible child abduction. The investigation is still ongoing, and a suspect is being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail on charges of kidnapping.
A 23-year-old Grand Rapids woman pleaded guilty Friday, Feb. 24 in Itasca County District Court in the stabbing and beheading death of a Hibbing man last June . In exchange for a guilty plea and her future testimony, Kayleene Danielle Greniger avoided facing trial on a first-degree murder charge, which comes with the potential for life in prison.
NORTHOME, Minn. -- Two people were found dead after a house fire early Wednesday in Northome, Koochiching County officials said. The town is about 40 miles northwest of Bemidji. At approximately 12:27 a.m. on Wednesday, Koochiching County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Northome Fire Department responded to a house fire at 12233 Highway 71 in Northome.
This is an announcement that Forum Communications will be live-streaming this evening's live press conference regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline eviction notice that was announced for 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 22. The press conference is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. CST Wednesday, February 22.